18th January 2019 13:25:07 Hours
64 Division troops under the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) organized its own Thai Pongal celebration in the Oddusudan Sivam Kovil premises on the directions of Birgadier Jayanath Jayaweera, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 64 Division under the supervision of Major General Dushyantha Rajaguru, Commander, Security Forces - Mullaittivu.
Thai Pongal arrangements at this temple premises launched for the second time included a ‘Dansela’ (free eatery), filled with Thai Pongal sweetmeats and gave away the treat to more than 500 Hindu devotees who came to the location. Major General Ruwan Wanigasooriya, GOC, 59 Division, Brigadier A.S Ariyasinghe, GOC, 68 Division, Brigadier J.A.D.P Jayathilake, Commander, Forward Maintenance Area - Mullaittivu, Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera, GOC, 64 Division, Brigadier W.D.C.K Costa, Brigadier General Staff, SFHQ-MLT, 641, 642, 643 Brigade Commanders, Commanding Officers of 14 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment, 23 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment, 17 (V) Gajaba Regiment, 6 Sri Lanka National Guard and 13 Sri Lanka National Guard and a large gathering of invitees attended the Thai Pongal festivities.
In addition, the Grade 5 Scholarship winner, R. Durhana at Palampai College in Mullaittivu who received the highest score in the district was also awarded a scholarship, money and school accessories, following the sponsorship provided by Vavuniya Hydramani (Pvt) Ltd with the support of the 64 Division troops.
Meanwhile, 7 Gemunu Watch troops of the 683 Brigade and the 68 Division in Mullaittivu provided milk rice to all Hindu devotees who arrived at Udayarkattu Durga Amman Hindu temple. A group of 2 officers and 10 Other Ranks supported the project.